This year’s rosters includes Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV and forward Chimezie Metu, along with 2019 draft selections Luka Samanic (19th overall pick), Keldon Johnson (29th overall pick) and Quinndary Weatherspoon (49th overall pick).
Helping the Spurs finish with a 2-1 record at the 2019 Utah Summer League, Walker IV posted the third-best scoring average at the Utah Summer League by scoring 19.5 points per game while shooting 52 percent from the field to go along with 7.5 rebounds. Johnson posted the Utah Summer League’s highest scoring game with 29 points on 10-17 from the floor in the Spurs win against Memphis on July 2.
San Antonio assistant coach Becky Hammon will take over head coaching responsibilities in Las Vegas. Hammon previously guided the Spurs to the 2015 Summer League Championship.
It looks like the league finally got Samanic’s birthday right. After previously listing it as 9/1/00 (which is January 9 in the metric system but September 1 in the U.S.), they finally have it as 1/9/00, so hopefully this time around the announcers will stop referring to him as an 18-year-old.
The Spurs’ first game will be on Friday at 10:00 PM CT vs. the Magic. You can watch it live on NBA TV.